Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Skill Builder (PT $20.00/HR)

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2023 11:05 AM)
# of Openings
Youth Development


Thrive and Change Lives

At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!

  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Remitted Tuition
  • Professional Development
  • Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits
  • Professional Supervision and Coaching
  • Recognition and Appreciation Programs
  • Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


Basic Function/Purpose:  Skill Builders work closely with families and youth to identify and overcome behavioral challenges that have inhibited student success


Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Work one-to-one or in small groups with children/youth 5-21 years of age with emotional/behavioral challenges. In conjunction with the youth, family, and program staff, skill-building mentors design and provide activities that incorporate skills needed to live successfully in their homes and communities. Instruct in skills specific to each child, such as anger-management or anxiety reduction techniques, friendship skills, or relating to authority figures. Assist in creating lasting community connections of interest and accessible to the child and family. Responsible for completing progress notes, assessments and treatment plans in accordance with agency and funding established time frames. Report progress regularly to the program manager and participate in regular case review and clinical supervision. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.


Starting Pay For This Position Is: $20.00/ Hour

Hours for this Position are: 17 hours a week, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Weeknights/Weekends


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry:

  1. Minimum high school diploma with three years’ experience in children’s mental health, addiction and/or foster care; or Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or related human services required.
  2. Training in therapeutic crisis intervention, conflict resolution, trauma informed care and positive behavioral interventions and supports beneficial.


Licenses/certificate/ Clearances:

  1. Valid N.Y.S. Driver’s License,
  2. Registered and insured vehicle,
  3. N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance


Skills/ Ability:

  1. Basic engagement skills; Oral and written communications skills;
  2. Problem solving skills;
  3. Ability to address serious behaviors in children/adolescents;
  4. flexibility to work afternoon, evenings and weekends.


Working Conditions and Enviroment/Physical Demands:

  1. Mobility sufficient to drive to and particpate in meetings at clients homes and/or community facilities which may not meet federal accessibility standards for disableed indivduals,
  2. manual dexterity sufficient to work with children in a challenging and active enviroment.


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